TGIF[R-S]: One Year Later

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TGIF[R-S]: One Year Later
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I’ve now had my FR-S for exactly one year, but has the purchase proved worth it, or was it all just hype with the usual first-year car headaches? Continue Reading...

Most Watched Videos of the Week: April 21 – 28, 2013

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This week, the battle of of mid-size sedans from Toyota and Honda takes top honors. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car

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TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car
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“The car just comes alive with a nice set of tires.” Those are the words of Toyota VP Bob Carter, which were ringing in my ear after a chat I had with him at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Coupes

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Top 10 Cheapest Coupes
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Lets face it, two-doors cars are more fun and better looking than sedans. But you don’t have to break the bank to drive around in a stylish coupe. We have a list of the top 10 most affordable two-doors, starting at just under $26,000. We had to draw the line and not include any hatchbacks,… Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf Named World Car of the Year

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Named World Car of the Year
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The 2013 World Car of the Year was just announced at the New York International Auto Show this morning. Rising up against some stiff competition, Volkswagen’s versatile Golf drove away with the prestigious award. Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S TRD Supercharger to Cost $26K

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Scion FR-S TRD Supercharger to Cost $26K
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Scion FR-S owners in search of more power may have rejoiced when they heard TRD was planning a supercharger for the car, but they’re not going to be so excited once they find out what it costs. Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Sedan and Shooting Brake Envisioned by Chief Engineer

Scion FR-S Sedan and Shooting Brake Envisioned by Chief Engineer
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With the Toyota FT86 Open Concept unveiled last week, Scion FR-S chief engineer Tetsuya Tada explained that the cabrio was inevitable. However, in a new post by Toyota on a corporate blog, Tada isn’t quite done with his vehicle yet, and is looking forward to more FR-S based machines. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can

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Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can
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Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and they’re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Toyota Details GT86 Development Speedbumps

TGIF[R-S]: Toyota Details GT86 Development Speedbumps
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This week’s installment of TGIF[R-S] isn’t about me, or my car, but about how the 2013 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year came to be, thanks to a post I stumbled across on the Toyota UK blog. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Collectible Cars of 2013

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Top 10 Most Collectible Cars of 2013
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Interested in nabbing yourself a future collectible? Hagerty Insurance specializes in classic cars and is predicting the top 10 most collectible cars of 2013 that are under $100,000. Listed based on the vehicle’s MSRP, the Ford Focus ST kicks off the list in the number-10 spot with a starting price of $23,700. Powered by a… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Things Change in the Cold Weather

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TGIF[R-S]: Things Change in the Cold Weather
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The FR-S surprised me with its winter weather capability. When equipped with snow-tires, the little Scion sports car managed to keep me from getting stuck or stranded. But there’s more to talk about with the car’s performance in the winter than just its tires. I can happily report that there haven’t been any significant concerns, but… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86, Subaru BRZ Dominate the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mega Gallery

Toyota GT 86, Subaru BRZ Dominate the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mega Gallery
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It’s hardly a surprise that the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ are the star of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with all the aftermarket companies embracing the enthusiast platform with new products. Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package Concept Revealed: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package Concept Revealed: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon
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The Subaru BRZ may come better equipped than the Scion FR-S, with a few extra features, but even then the cabin isn’t exactly what you would call luxurious. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Can You Drive a Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car All Year Long?

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TGIF[R-S]: Can You Drive a Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car All Year Long?
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In the warm weather there’s no doubt that the Scion FR-S is a great daily driver, but now in the colder winter, is that fact still true? Will the car be as fun in the snow? Or will it be too much fun; a dangerous handful with little-to-no control in slippery conditions? With the snow… Continue Reading...

Subaru Previews 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

Subaru Previews 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup
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Subaru has announced its lineup for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, where enthusiasts will undoubtedly be interested to see its BRZ Premium Sport Package Concept, Forester Sport Concept, and XV Sport Concept. Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Supercharger Kit by HKS Shows Impressive Gains – Video

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HKS USA may not exist anymore, but that hasn’t stopped its parent company in Japan of continuing to manufacture high-quality performance parts. The long-awaited supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is now available, though it may be hard to get your hands on it. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: The Most Important Car at SEMA 2012

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TGIF[R-S]: The Most Important Car at SEMA 2012
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The FR-S fervor that was last week’s SEMA show is now starting to come down. While almost every aftermarket company featured their latest product on the Scion or Subaru coupe, I took a moment to talk to the owners of what I believe is the most important FR-S of the show. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Custom Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Cars: 2012 SEMA Show

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Top 10 Custom Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Cars: 2012 SEMA Show
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In a sea of custom Scion FR-S’ and Subaru BRZs at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s surprisingly hard to compile a list of the top 10 without some criteria. So to compile our list of favorites, we decided to look at all the 86s and judge based on cleanliness, originality, and functionality – and of… Continue Reading...